As the initial step in bringing The Leader in Me to the students at Oroville Elementary, more than thirty elementary staff members completed The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Vision training with Pat Cushing, Franklin Covey Foundation trainer, last week.
The materials and the training are all part of a grant the Elementary School received from the Franklin Covey Foundation. The grant included 40 copies of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 2 copies of 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, 11 copies of 7 Habits of Happy Kids, 14 copies of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids Posters, Vision guides, The Leader in Me Guides, activities for students, 21 copies of The Leader In Me, and more.
The 7 Habits are 1) Be Proactive 2) Begin with the end in Mind 3) Put First Things First 4) Think Win-Win 5) Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood 6) Synergize and 7) Sharpen the Saw.
At the core of these principles is the belief that every child is a leader in their own way. Each child has a talent or a set of unique abilities, teaching them the 7 habits will help them capitalize on their talent and develop into the best person they can be. The Leader in Me teaches key skills businesses and educators are looking for in future candidates: leadership, accountability, adaptability, initiative and self-direction, cross-cultural skills, responsibility, problem solving, communication, creativity and teamwork.
Oroville Elementary is honored to join the elite group of one thousand six hundred eighty-one (1681) The Leader In Me schools worldwide. Schools who have implement The Leader In Me have seen the following results after only a short time: higher levels of self-esteem and self-confidence, improved school culture, and increased engagement of parents and community within the school. This is not a one-day process, one-week process or even a one-year process. This is a journey that will take a few years to completely implement, but the first step has been taken and to quote Lao-tzu“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Please join us on our journey.